Photo Clipping & Masking
There are situations where you need the background removed from a photo, and the edges need to be sharp. Applications for this include online stores, advertising, graphic design, and others. Clipping paths allow photos to be placed over different backgrounds, solid colors, or have text wrap around them.
Sometimes the part of a photo that needs to be removed has a blurred edge. Hair is the best example of this. Clipping paths become difficult to apply in such instances. This is where masking comes in. Masking a photo can help in leaving the main part untouched while other parts are removed or replaced.